Daniel N. Flanagan Writing

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Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:55 AM


& I was watching youtube videos by RawSammi

& She was boring me and so

I envisioned my own world

I first thought , how nice it would be

If I had the disposable income to

Tear my house apart, everytime mania hit

Throw lamps threw walls and tv’s out windows.

And then a second thought invaded me

Flooded through me, How lucky I was!

I envisioned what my 1st hospital stay would be like,

One of the mental nature. I have

Romanticized this deeply. Damn you, Vizzini and the likes

I would be wearing dress shirt and tie

As to look more sane than the (in)sane, yes!

To prove them wrong and, mania hit and, I wanted not

To be trapped in there anymore, I shouted

“I’m a grown man! Let me out” to no avail

They rushed me with anvils in hand

I fought them ferociously, verociously, my mind made things up then

I was a fighter then

Punching the black man in the face. I had never punched a

Man before. I awoke later in a bed

Strapped. My panic returned.

It was 9 days later that my release was

Finalized and here I sit

Steady type type typing as the bats steady

Rap rap rap, rip apart my brain matter, as I

Take scissor to bracelet. Dive down and

Slice wrist

Bleeding this to you.



Originally published by Pyrokinection on 02/03/14.


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Reply Benny
9:31 PM on February 7, 2014 
Thank you for posting this poem. I can relate to this sort of struggle, perhaps; this poem seems intense in a very good way and gave me pause, helped me reflect, etc. Cheers & keep writing.
Daniel N. Flanagan, Writing, Worcester MA, @DanielNFlanagan, The Commonline Journal, The Round Up Zine, Beyond Imagination Digital Literary Magazine, Danse Macabre du Jour, Yellow Mama, Aberration Labyrinth, Pyrokinection, Leaves of Ink, The Camel Saloon, Three line poetry, Eskimo Pie, Dead Snakes, The Stray Branch, The Onyx, Daddy's Girl, Writer, Lilac, Ex-Girlfriend, Drive Home, An Artists Rendering, N.O. Xplode, Kip